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End of the World

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The ferry spit us out onto the other side of the Strait of Magellan, where we drove along the flatland watching the golden grass sway, all while trying to keep the truck under control from the powerful gusts of wind. …

Patagonia in”spire”s

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We bid farewell to our new friends and hopped into the truck, ready for yet another border crossing.  No more than ten minutes after we entered the aduana building, we were leaving Chile, both of us stamped out of the…

We Found Paradise, It’s In Patagonia

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  Though the Carretera starts its journey in Puerto Montt, only a few miles exist until the road ends, quickly submerging underwater. Here lies the first of many mandatory ferry crossings. The first was a short 45 minutes, hugging the…

Arequipa, South Peru

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After an uneventful border crossing but with very nice and helpful and interested Peruvian customs and immigration officers I drove through the desert of Peru up North.I had almost forgotten how extremely boring the countryside is. Now in Arequipa in…

Kinda stuck…

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I am trying to sell my car from here in Arica, Chile until Colombia. Timeframe unknown, but estimated one-and-a-half to two months from now. Why? Because it’s a great car and in very good condition and it would still have…

The end of the road

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We have made it to Ushuaia! It is billed as ‘The Southernmost city in the world,’ although there is a small naval town, Puerto Williams, a bit farther south–across the Beagle Channel in Chile. Milo looks out for dogs over…

Earthquake, not the movie.

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Arica, Chile 21:00, April 1st, 2014 But no joke, a bloody bad joke… At about 20:00 I talked to my Taiwanese roommate that I felt rumbling but he said it was the cars in the street… But then at 21:00…

March in Pictures

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Just in case it wasn’t totally obvious, yesterday’s post was an April fools. We will make it to Ushuaia today, and we still have a few more months of travel. Plus of course, we’d never let go of Milo. Or…

Parque Nacional Lauca

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I went for a day trip from Arica to Lauca National Park [4650 mtrs] drank a lot and ate a lot of coca candy for altitude sickness… The road was winding up from the coastal town up to the height…

Arica, north Chile…

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I am getting good reviews from other travellers that went to Lauca National Park and the lake at the antiplano.  First I thought going there straight from Iquique but then I thought of going to Arica first and see how…

Into the great wide open

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When we reached Punta Arenas, we checked into a hotel as a respite from two things that have become very difficult–staying warm at night, and fast Internet. We’ve seen so much in the past two weeks that it seems like…

Driving south

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In the last few weeks we’ve been driving down Patagonia. A few weeks ago we rode a steam train: And run into the cover Bruce Chatwin used for his book. It is very windy in the plains of Patagonia.One problem…

Ruta 7- The Careterra Austral

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After disembarking the ferry, we skirted North up the coastline towards Parque Pumalin, Chile’s largest private park founded by Doug Tompkins, former owner of The North Face.  It didn’t take long for the nicely paved road to turn to bumpy…

Chile’s Lake District & Chiloé

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Another border crossing under our belts, we followed along the switchback road to the Pacific yet again.  We bounced South along the coast for a few days before returning inland.  We were ready to gain some headway, so we hopped…

Road knits III

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It’s cold again, which means I finally get to wear the sweater I finished in Buenos Aires! It was so hot at the time that I could hardly bear to even try it on for size. This is only the…

Nuevos Amigos & Mucho Vino

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Since crossing into Chile, we have been loving the frequent “real” grocery stores.  We spent more money on food and cheap wine at the grocery store than we had in weeks in Peru!  However, we were ready to hit the…

Chile to Chiloe

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A view of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes Traversing the Andes from Mendoza was spectacular, with clear days, good roads, and tons of happy roadside picnics. As much as we would have liked to have stayed in Argentina…

An Unexpected New Years Eve

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We spent most of our NYEs with our friends on mountain cottages in the Czech Republic or Slovakia. It usually involved lots of snow, alcohol and loud music. This year was completely different… We were adopted by a Croatian-Chilean family…

Lake District or Columbia Gorge?

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After meeting up with friends from back home for a fantastic New Years celebration we awoke at 6am and sped down the deserted highway to the Santiago airport. Joe’s little sister Hilary was flying in from LA and with only…

Walking the Circuit around Torres del Paine

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The Circuit, as it’s officially called, is a 8-day trek around spectacular mountains in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. The sheer cliffs of the torres (towers) rise above turquouise lakes and green meadows. These mountains became extremely popular in the last decade,…

Taltal to La Serena

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We retraced our route to Calama and then headed south initially to Antofogasta, but it was only 250 km. There were several ruins along the way. This is a sign you do not see very often and just after the…

San Pedro de Atacama

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In the morning we headed the 435 km to San Pedro de Atacama. On the way there is an aduana stop and no gas at about 165 km from Pozo. Here you have to go in with you permit to…

Rock ‘n roll nights

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Multi-coloured  Valparaiso. Jupapina, nr Mallasa, Bolivia [by Paula] We spent a day trying to decide where to go for the last portion of my brother’s visit. We could still make it to Peru for some trekking? Maybe pop over to…

Overdosing on superlatives

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Er, bit dry here in the desert isn’t it? Pan de Azucar National park, Chile. La Paz, Bolivia by Paula We’ve been over-doing things recently, in the best possible way. What with our marathon journey south to meet my family…